Congratulations, Pinky Swear!!! Crowned 1st in Pinups Against Bullying

Congratulations, Pinky Swear!!! Crowned 1st in Pinups Against Bullying

Long time Haute Honey, friend, passionate pinup, and excellent mother, We took a moment to interview Miss Pinky Swear and congratulate her on her recent crowning!

Tell us...what is the pinup against bullying contest about? The contest was about inner beauty over outer beauty. It was women telling their stories 
of bullying and overcoming that hardships it can bring.
How did you hear about it? A friend of mine that owns a jewelry shop (Classic Betty's Rubbish) was one of the sponsors. She posted a flier and tagged me in it, so I thought,
"lets enter and see what happens ..."
Who set it up? The Dainty Dames are the ones that put the car show together and the Pinups Against Bullying hosted the pinup contest.
How awesome is your crown? Oh my god it's amazing! Super sparkly! It really makes me feel like a princess!
How long have you been a pinup model? I have been modeling for over 10 years and competing in pinup contests for about 5 years.
What does your daughter think about her mama being a pinup? She loves it. She thinks it's so great. She cant wait to be grown up so she can do pinup things as well.
She especially loves seeing me on stage, win or lose she knows her mommy is a winner!
Anything else you want to include about the contest? I am so grateful for this contest. I haven't heard of a contest like this one. For me i have always been self conscious about the way I look.
I was picked on so much as a kid, and even as an adult, so to be in a contest like this- one that helps uplift women rather than pick who is the prettiest or most pppular- they picked the one with the biggest heart, and beautiful mind. 
Anything else you want to share?.... well, I hope that this is my year of winning. I tried to give up on doing pinup pageants because I knew I would never be the tall sexy type of girl most judges and magazine people want on the cover of their magazines. But I couldn't. I feel I need to make a change in the type of people they choose to be winners. Not all women can be thin and sexy. Some of us are curvy and sexy as well. 
What are some of your favorite Heart of Haute pieces? Oh gosh, too many to choose from. I would have to say for sure the Monte Carlo dress since it is the dress I won my first pageant in.
I would also say the  Maybelline dress cause it's just such an easy everyday dress and it has POCKETS !!!
Blog Share!  Miss Amy May in the Sweetie Dress

Blog Share! Miss Amy May in the Sweetie Dress

I'm sure you've all heard of the fabulous Miss Amy May (aka @miss_amy_may on instagram).  If you have not, she's a gorgeous curvy blogger from the UK who's classic style inspires us everyday!  
Every now and then, Amy reviews a Heart of Haute garment and provides excellent advice on sizing and has great tips!  
She's just reviewed the Sweetie Dress in 'Meadow Daisy' and the photographs are gorgeous.  Check out her blog by clicking the photo below - 
Miss Amy May Heart of Haute Review
The Sweetie Dress in 'Meadow Daisy' is available in sizes S - 2X here.
February 29, 2016 — Alisa Martineau

Blog Share - Miss Betty Doll

Miss Betty Doll has posted some gorgeous blogs reviewing some of our most classic styles!  Including an incredibly adorable Mother & Daughter dress post featuring the Irene Dress and Baby Sailor dress in 'Chambray Anchor Black'.  Now she's sharing her review of the Sweetie Dress as a maternity option! 

Gingham Style - Maternity Friendly Heart of Haute

Ages before I had even announced my pregnancy, I began putting out feelers for what retro repro companies deemed appropriate for maternity wear for at least part of pregnancy.

Heart of Haute was one of the first I reached out to. I asked the ladies which of their styles they thought would work for a bump, phrasing it as "what would you say is the most free around the waist area". I was met with the reply that, amoungst others, the Sweetie Dress would be a dream for an expanding belly due to the free waist and tie at the back.

To be brutally honest, this was originally the only thing I struggled with on Heart of Haute dresses. I was afraid anything free waisted, even tied in the back, wouldn't work for me. Not only was I terribly wrong (I loved the little ties in the back whether maternity friendly or not! Makes for a tighter, more custom waisted fit) but I am so thankful for them now that I have no idea how big I will be from one day to the next.



I have a case of the disappearing bump. I am now 18 weeks pregnant and after living off of plain pasta and bread for the first trimester, I am now craving nothing but fresh tomatoes and big salads. Thus, I have no tummy bloating to speak of and have in fact lost a bit of the weight I gained in the first couple of months of pregnancy.

The Sweetie Dress is perfect for that. Some days I don't even look pregnant (I was full of delicious noms the day I did this shoot hehe!) and being able to tie the dress nice and tight and accentuate my waist is a lovely plus.



I grabbed one in black gingham to match an outfit Selene already had (shocked?). I got a size medium, up a size from my usual small. I didn't need to and regret the decision now, as I have some fabric bunching in the back that I know I wouldn't have had with my normal size. I can safely say that even a size small would easily get me through all of pregnancy in this dress.



It's already a favourite of mine! The light and breezy fabric, the a-line skirt, the generous bust and waist, the sweetheart neckline. This is one of those kinds of dresses I would dream about wearing as a little girl.





So, the verdict - I recommend the sweetie dress regardless of pregnancy, but if you are pregnant - get this dress!! It's a steel at $90 USD, and it will last you well beyond pregnancy. The neck tie even means it's breastfeeding friendly as well - just untie, feed, and tie again!

As a personal update, I am feeling fabulous. Finally. I had a fair bit of anxiety and a whole lot of exhaustion and nausea in my first trimester, as I mentioned last time. Now, I am doing pilates with one of my girlfriends almost every day via webcam (because, mom life), my house is clean all the time (as clean as it gets with a toddler sprinkling magical messes behind me) and I can cook dinner without needed to be sick. Yay!

I have some water bloating just like last time, but my aforementioned salad cravings are helping with that anyway. I am actually less bloated than I was with Selene. I am now 64 kilos and have been for awhile now. I started at 58.

Baby is wiggling all the time and I am so thankful to be able to feel it so early. Sometimes if I'm having a bad day, I feel a little wiggle in my tummy and give myself a mental kick. There's lots to be grateful for.

I have a baby sprinkle, Selene's second birthday, a baby nursery and christmas to get through in the next few months, so I am enjoying a few weeks of calm before the (very happy!) storm. I love parties and all things homey, so all of these events are a big deal to me. I have been practicing with fondant decor so that I can do Selene's birthday cake myself this year, So excited for what the next few months will bring!

Do you own a Sweetie Dress? What's your favourite Heart of Haute design? xo, Miss Betty Doll


Blog Share - Pinup Persuasion

Our fabulous friend, miss Jessica Martin of PinupPersuasion has reviewed the Mercedes Dress in 'Cinderella Blue' and doesn't she look fabulous?
Check our her blog for the full review!  If you're thinking about ordering the Mercedes dress, she has some great tips regarding fit & size.
Want more Jessica?  Follow her on:
July 16, 2015 — Alisa Martineau

Blog Share - Gracefully Vintage

As you may know, we looove our Haute Honeys!  We often hold contests on Instagram and giveaway dresses, tops, accessories all the time!

We also have a 'Haute Honey Of The Month' contest where we draw from submissions in the #HauteHoney hashtag on Instagram and one lucky lady wins a $50 gift card!

But back to our main topic. We held a contest and gave away one of our Marie Dresses in Dutch Blue and our winner was @gracefullyvintage 

Little did we know, she has her own vintage-fashion blog and reviewed her new dress!

vintage inspired blue and white floral dress

And she looks just gorgeous!  This dress is a springtime favorite and will be available in the Dutch Blue pattern while supplies last!

vintage inspired blue and white floral dress

Want more Kayla?  Follow her on: Instagram | Facebook | Tumblr | Pinterest | Twitter

 

Blog Share - Chicago Chic!

Haute Honey Rachel Jensen of Chicago Chic reviews her favorite Heart of Haute dresses and separates!

If you're a pinup lover and have an instagram you've probably seen some photos of this gorgeous doll floating around your feed!  This curvaceous lady is Rachel Jenson of the popular Chicago Chic Blog.  She reviews the most glamorous of clothing companies, including Wheels & Dollbaby, and Dita Von Teese. We collaborated with this lovely lady and couldn't believe how beautiful her photos are! Her corseted curves and porcelain complexion make a beautiful silhouette for our pieces! Check her out in the Estelle Top in Black:  

pinup bow blouse Estelle from Heart of Haute

 

Looking ravishing as always in the Sweetie Dress in Red Gingham paired with our classic Mandie Bee Sweet Sweater in White:  

pinup red gingham dress and white sweater

Topped off with matching Lil Lou Lou hair bows! This dress in Red Gingham is perfect for Valentine's day!  And a classic spring choice. Rachel takes our spring classic and makes it fantastic!  

Can't get enough? Follow her on:  Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Bloglovin | Facebook

Blog Share - The Life and Times of Erin Smith

Blog Share!  Lovely fashion blogger Erin Smith reviews our 'Milan Dress' in 'Regency Smoke' on her blog -  The Life and Times of Erin Smith Love this festive frock?  It's still available for a limited time - shop our 'Teresa Marie Studio' collection.    Isn't she just the cutest?  Erin has a flair for accessorizing her outfits perfectly!  And she always photographs her ensembles in the coolest backgrounds!  Check out her blog and see for yourself!  Can't get enough?  Follow Erin on:  Tumblr

Milan Pinup Dress

Blog Share - Southern (California) Belle

Blog Share!  The gorgeous Ashley of Southern (California) Belle has reviewed some of our Holiday items!  Ashley is a stay at home momma who's got a closet chock full of gorgeous frocks!  (Gotta admit, I'm envious!)  Born & raised in Southern California, this lovely lady is an expert in colorful California fashion!  Here's the lovely lady in our Mitzi Dress in 'Pendleton Plum' - a super soft flannel dress with quarter length sleeves and an impeccable fit!  It just looks too cute on Ashley with her lavender hair!  Even though sadly there aren't many cool months here in California, this little number in this deep plum tartan flannel is timeless!  There are still a few of these cozy & chic frocks available on our site, find them here!  

Retro purple plaid dress from Heart of Haute

 

Ashley also reviewed two of my personal favorite Heart of Haute pieces... the Terri Top in Black and the Twirl Skirt in Gold Dots!  The Terri Top is made from a light yet durable cotton/lycra blend that hugs every curve perfectly!  While it's available in stripes and a nautical anchor print, the classic Black is my ultimate staple piece! And this skirt-Boy does it twirl!  The Twirl Skirt in Gold Dots is just one of the versatile metallics from our Holiday 2014 Collection!  Find one for yourself, or gift it to your bestie!  Available here.

pinup top and full circle skirt from Heart of Haute

 

 

Want more Southern (California) Belle?  Here's where to follow & like her! Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / BlogLovin   

Teer Wayde Reviews our Most Popular Basics

Teer Wayde has done it again! Our Curvacious Cutie from Melbourne takes beautiful editorial photos in some of our most coveted standards including the Marilyn Top, the new Estelle Blouse, and the infamous Super Spy Dress. You can click on her photos below to find the individual items, but to read her reviews, please visit her blog, Curves to Kill!

pinup bow blouse from Heart of Haute

Mod wiggle 1960s super spy dress from Heart of Haute

The Tara Top & Marilyn Top in Leopard  are both discontinued but will be on SALE this weekend (Dec. 5-6, 2014) during our major clearance on the Heart of Haute Sale Rack- be sure to Check it out!

Blog Share: Heart of Haute's Milan Dress reviewed by Weirdly Shaped and well Photographed

We just wanted to share some very lovely photos from a very lovely lady.  Head on over to her blog to see her review and more photos! Zoe-print-19   Love This Dress???  Find it here!